The Coursera composition course

Laura Gibbs, Mar 22, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I have said in the past that the xMOOCs like those offered by Coursera will need to become more like connectivist courses over time. This post explains why. While Laura Gibbs is enchanted with all the great people she met in a recent Coursera coyrse, she writes, "I could NEVER have connected with this people at Coursera's discussion boards, which are useless, worse than useless in fact because they are squandering all this potential interaction in the worst way possible." The core of the course interaction was moved to Google+ by one of the students, where it stayed.

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